Weekend: July 10, 11, 12

If you ask me, TGIF was best in the early 90’s, when Full House, Family Matters and Perfect Strangers aired back to back to back. Now that was quality television.

If somehow Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper could have started a few years earlier, TGIF would’ve been unstoppable. Oooh. Remember that weird Dinosaur show?

All of those shows are cancelled now, and I don’t think they even do TGIF anymore, but really, why put all your best shows on a night where everyone’s out on the town partying anyway? What a dumb idea.

Luckily for all of us, somebody wised up, and put a bunch of crap on ABC on Friday nights so now there’s no reason to feel like you’re gonna miss that crazy Urkell doing something hilarious. You might as well go out. Weekend!

Most of the time, there really isn’t anything going on during the day on Friday, so the festivities on the weekend post usually start after work. Today, though, you’re gonna have to sneak out for a while if you’re gonna make it to all this stuff.

This morning, there is a garage sale fundraiser for Ozark Poetry Slam. It started at 8:00, so you better get over there if you’re gonna get any good stuff. Don’t freak out, though. It’s going on tomorrow too.

This afternoon, there is a ribbon cutting at Ultra Studio’s at 3:30, followed by a photography show by Meredith Mashburn and music by Drew Packard Jazz Ensemble at 6:00.

Tonight, take your kids to the Wilson Park Pool for a Dive-In Movie. Journey to the Center of the Earth is playing. Brendan Frasier’s in it, and so is his large chin.

There are also tunes. If I were you, I’d head to the Smoke and Barrel for Hosta, the Memphis Pencils, and the Good Fear. The Memphis Pencils are doing the show as a three piece tonight, which should still be awesome.

Big Uns is playing Happy Hour at George’s, which means it will be crazy packed from 6-8, and Oreo Blue and The Poggs are playing later on.

There is an 80’s tribute happening at the Gypsy with That 80’s Show if that’s your thing. Maybe they’ll play some MJ.

Tomorrow, go to the Farmer’s Market (duh) first. A couple weekends ago, 3 Penny Acre was down there playing tunes. Maybe they’ll be there this week? Also, there are delicious veggies down there.

The Pope County Bootleggers will be at Jammin’ Java, and I believe that happens during the Farmers Market as well.

Tunes wise tomorrow night, there’s a Stone Temple Pilots tribute going on at George’s. I’m not even ashamed to say that I loved that band in 1995. Bigtime.

Guta is at Smoke and Barrel, and the Great Scotts are at Cheers.

On Sunday, possibly the coolest-sounding event on the whole calendar is a Dragonfly Safari happening at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks. Dragonfly expert Bob Thomas (there are dragonfly experts?) will be on hand to catch, identify, and release them. You can stop by in the morning and check them out.

There’s a full list of weekend activities below, and as always, feel free to tell us what’s going on at ROTC in the comments because we can’t ever seem to find that information.

What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday July 10
823 N. Storer Ave: Ozark Poetry Slam garage sale fundraiser – 8am-2pm
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Scotty Walters
Drifters: Pope County Bootleggers
George’s: Oreo Blue, Biguns, The Poggs
Gypsy on College: That 80s Show
Jammin’ Java: Hembree Duo and Honey Dew Drops
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Guta
Smoke & Barrel: The Good Fear, Hosta, Memphis Pencils
Teatro Scarpino: DJ Adam
Ultra Studios: Locally Made Fashion, photography by Meredith Mashburn and music by Drew Packard Jazz Ensemble
Walton Arts Center: Legally Blonde The Musical
Wilson Park Pool: Dive-In Movie – Journey to the Center of the Earth

Saturday July 11
823 N. Storer Ave: Ozark Poetry Slam garage sale fundraiser – 8am-noon
Arkansas Union Theater: KUAF Summer Jazz Concert Series w/ Bobby Watson – 8pm
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Buddy Shute
Cheers: Great Scotts
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: On the square – 7am-2pm
George’s: Days Of The New, BKI Tribute to Stone Temple Pilots
Jammin’ Java: Bill Dollar and Loose Change
On the Rocks: The Crumbs
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Pope County Bootleggers
Smoke & Barrel: Guta
Teatro Scarpino: Soulstice with Emily Knight – Jazz
Walton Arts Center: Legally Blonde The Musical

Sunday July 12
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Dragonfly Safari – 9am
Common Grounds: Keith Nicholson, DJ SoulFree
Fez Hookah Lounge: Jovan Arellano
George’s: Sarah Hughes
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: The Crumbs
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Hogeye Ramblers
Walton Arts Center: Legally Blonde The Musical